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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Mount Holyoke is a highly rated private college located in South Hadley, Massachusetts in the Springfield, MA Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,161 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mount Holyoke acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and English. Graduating 86% of students, Mount Holyoke alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,600.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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Mount Holyoke College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
51%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1270-1460
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,784/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,370/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,161Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
49
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • There is no one word
    43%
  • Friendly and accepting
    26%
  • Brilliant
    17%
  • Intellectualy adventurous
    6%
  • Leaders
    6%
  • Changemakers
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.49 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    38%
  • Empowering
    26%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Changemaking
    9%
  • Inviting,
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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I love Mount Holyoke College (MHC) more and more with each school year! As a physics and dance double-major, I have spent much time in both departments. While I cannot say that they have exceeded my expectations, I have enjoyed studying in both. The individuals that I have met, mainly through dance, have become some of my closest friends. MHC students are open-minded, intelligent, and diverse. The school is far from perfect and has much room for improvement. For one, it can do a better job in being transparent with its students when it comes to alerting us about campus safety, specifically considering our recent issues. I would also appreciate if MHC made a better effort to unite students from different backgrounds.
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Mount Holyoke College is admittedly academically rigorous. Professors are prone to assign a lot of readings, you're expected to 100% commit to studying. Slacking off will result in poor grades. Nonetheless, the problem I have with Mount Holyoke is its student body's intolerance toward people with different political affiliations. It's fascinating that those who constantly propagate the idea of inclusivity fail to uphold it themselves. The diversity of thoughts are often times villanized if they aren't in accordance with popular opinions (leftism). The school administration mostly avoids this due to fear of controversy. I find it disheartening that there is no direct support from the school itself, a college that promises to offer a rigorous, well-rounded education. I have been lucky enough to be taught by tolerant professors while I am aware that some professors cannot maintain their neutrality when the conversation is politicized.
Mount Holyoke provides a rigorous, intellectually stimulating undergraduate experience on a gorgeous campus in an area with 40,000 students. Women learn to be thoughtful leaders and are well prepared for elite graduate schools and careers in both corporate and not-for-profit organizations. As the oldest women's college in the country, the school has a huge and diverse community of alumnae that stand ready to help any young graduate make their mark on the world. South Hadley is a sleepy town, with a big window on the whole world, due to the college's large international student population and the popularity of studying overseas during one or two semesters. I loved it.